Redmarbled lizardfish (species: Synodus rubromarmoratus) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Synodus rubromarmoratus
Redmarbled lizardfish

©Lyle Vail: Synodus rubromarmoratus at Pidgin Point, away from base of reef slope, 18 m.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Aulopiformes
Family Synodontidae
Genus Synodus
Species Synodus rubromarmoratus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 8.5 cm (Length according to Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Russell, B.C. and R.F. Cressey (1979). Three new species of Indo-west Pacific lizardfish (Synodontidae), Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 92(1): 166-175. LIRS catalog number 55.